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Alan Eugene Norris

Alan Norris
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Assumed office
July 1, 2001
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
July 1, 1986 – July 1, 2001
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Leroy Contie
Succeeded by Deborah Cook
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – December 31, 1980
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Jo Ann Davidson
Personal details
Born 1935 (age 79–80)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Otterbein University
University of Virginia
New York University

Alan Eugene Norris (born 1935) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Norris received a B.A. from Otterbein College in 1957, an LL.B. from New York University School of Law in 1960, and an LL.M. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1986. He was a law clerk to Kingsley A. Taft of the Supreme Court of Ohio from 1960 to 1961. Norris was in private practice in Columbus, Ohio from 1961 to 1962, and in Westerville, Ohio from 1962 to 1980, also serving as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1967 to 1980. He was an instructor at Otterbein College from 1976 to 1980. He was a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals, Tenth District from 1980 to 1986.

On April 22, 1986, Norris was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit vacated by Leroy John Conti, Jr.. Norris was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1986, and received his commission on July 1, 1986. He assumed senior status on July 1, 2001.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Leroy Contie
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Succeeded by
Deborah Cook
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